Brooke McDonough is a Washington, D.C. based storyteller and a member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW). She uses the convergence of text, photography, and video to share powerful conservation and natural history stories. Brooke is a recipient of National Geographic’s Second Assistant grant where she assisted National Geographic photographer David Liittschwager. . Brooke received her B.A. in English with minors in Communications and Sociology from Christopher Newport University and in May of 2020 she earned her Masters in New Media Photojournalism at George Washington University’s Corcoran School of Arts and Design. She also works as the Development and Communications Manager at the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP).